Brisbane Prays – Introduction
This website is here to help you find about opportunities to corporately pray in Brisbane and Queensland which are open for Christians of all denominations which provide an avenue for praying and lifting our cities, towns, state and nation upto God.
Read on in sections below for information about the monthly prayer meetings hosted by “Brisbane Prays”.
If you are wanting to find out more about the yearly regional/local prayer events held on the National Day of Prayer & Fasting each year in local or state government rooms, then please look under the menu Brisbane Day of Prayer & Praise for the 2017 event details and how to get there. Details of the Brisbane event are also listed under the locations on the National Day of prayer main website. Immediately after the QLD Prays event, we have been running a Bible Reading Marathon, please look under this menu for more information about that and how to get involved.
You might also want to check our the facebook page for both Brisbane Prays and QLD Prays at www.facebook.com/NDOPFQLD.
As we are aiming to encourage prayer in our region, we have also listed other prayer opportunities which can be viewed under the menu “Other Prayer Opportunities” with separate pages for the opportunities in South East Queensland, Regional Queensland and also other prayer opportunities online or at your place.
Summary Details for “Brisbane Prays” Monthly Prayer Meetings in 2017:
Venue: Uniting Church 40-48 Linton Rd, Kangaroo Point . (Its about 1 block away from the Gabba stadium on the city side.)
Date: Thursday 8 June 17, then every 2nd Thursday of the month in 2017
Time: 7-9 pm
Fellowship Time: 6:45-7 pm for those who are able to join us. (You’re welcome to bring your own dinner or food with you, especially if you’re coming straight from work to the New Hope Church.)
Parking: If coming along Ipswich Rd/Main St, then turn into Princess St where you will see a macdonalds and Kentucky on each corner. Main carpark is off Princess St within first block.
Location of Kangaroo Point Uniting Church – note main carpark off Princess Street.
Purpose of “Brisbane Prays”
The aim of this gathering is for Christians in Brisbane:
- to worship together as the people of God,
- to pray together in unity for revival and reformation in our city,
- to discern the things we should be specifically praying about for our city,
- to partner with him and each other to change our city through prayer,
- provide an opportunity for interdenominational prayer, and
- to provide a strong foundation for the QLD Day of Prayer & Fasting each year
Let our example, worship and prayers be an encouragement to all the Christians within Brisbane, to encourage them to live a life of prayer, worship & holiness, and to pray BIG prayers for Brisbane.
We would love to see the culture of Brisbane change to be a City of Prayer, with many many opportunities on formal and informal basis to say or tweet #BrisbanePrays! and hear heaven rejoice with joy at the sound of our prayers.
As you will see on this website, we also wish to encourage other prayer groups that are praying in their area to prosper, and we encourage the networking of prayer groups. We can also use the terms Brisbane Prays, Redcliffe Prays, Ipswich Prays (etc) in conversation like they are verbs, and to represent the prayer groups that are active in that area. Other Prayer groups and opportunities in SE Qld are listed here, and prayer groups and opportunities in regional Queensland are listed on a separate page of this website. Queensland Prays is term or verb that we use when we are praying for Queensland, particularly in Queensland Parliament House. I think they also makes a good twitter tags do you? #QLDPrays, #BrisbanePrays etc .
What will we be praying about if we come?
As obvious as it sounds, our main focus for prayer will be for the City of Brisbane and Queensland, and national issues that affect us. We aim to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and prompt us with regard to the issues that are upon God’s heart with regard to our city.
We frequently pray that babies lives will be saved by ending abortion, and that marriage between one man and one woman will be upheld in our laws.
P.S. We also need to remember when praying for our city and nation that we also need to pray for God’s favourite city -Jerusalem & favourite nation- Israel, because they are still on God’s heart, just as they were in both Old and New Testaments as they are his family. In fact many ANZACs lost their lives in both world wars in liberating the land of Israel from the Turkish occupiers on many different fronts (a) from the south from Beersheba & northwards through historical Israel, (b) Turkish front in Gallipoli. Our ANZACs also prevented the Jews from being exterminated in the Holocaust at Tobruk in Egypt, France (etc) and held off an invasion into Israel at the Suez Canal etc. Those who bless Jerusalem and Israel will also be blessed, we as a nation of Australia need to bless them with our prayers and government support, if we as Australians wish to remain under the blessing of God.
What format will the prayer meeting take?
Usually we have a very simple format. We often share what we believe God is wanting us to pray about, and then pray as a group, or break off into smaller groups to pray, and then regroup to pray about next “topic”.
When we can, we like to have a mixture of worship and prayer, where our prayer and worship intermingle with each other, when some musical help is available. We’ll sometimes be practicing praying the bible, so bring your bible.
We have been sitting and standing around in a circle, or growing number of circles as more people come along…or in the front pews depending on room available in the venue.
Who may come to the Brisbane Prays Prayer Meetings?
All Christians that have a heart for prayer and the city are welcome to come.
Currently we have people coming from a smattering of different churches and denominations from around Brisbane and further afield, so we are all enjoying meeting lots of new people!
Obviously, our small team of volunteers (which happens to be scattered all over Brisbane and from different churches) can’t run events like this without you! We would appreciate your support in practical ways, in prayer and during the times that we meet together, and in getting the word out.
When and where does “Brisbane Prays” meet?
Monthly prayer meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month, between 7pm to 9pm (with BYO food & fellowship starting at 6:45pm) at the Uniting Church in Kangaroo Point, 40-48 Linton Rd from and including the 9 March 17 onwards.
As a bit of history we started meeting on a monthly basis, on every second Thursday of the month starting in April 2015 at the Baptist Church in Fairfield on the southside of Brisbane, and later in 2015 we changed the venue to a more central location to Kelvin Grove. From March 2017 we will be meeting at the Uniting Church in Kangaroo Point.
We have met once at Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in 2016, but were unable to make that a regular arrangement.
We appreciate that many will be coming straight from work, so there will be an opportunity to fellowship over food (BYO sandwich etc) or tea/coffee from 6:45pm to 7pm. We plan to finish by 9pm for those that need to work the following day.
When is the next “Brisbane Prays” prayer meeting? (Plus Date Claimers)
Monthly prayer meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month in 2017.
Date Claimers for Monthly “Brisbane Prays” Meetings in 2017 (Brisbane, Queensland) :
Please mark your calendars and diary with these dates…..
February: Thursday 9 February 2017
March: Thursday 9 March 2017
April: Thursday 13th April 2017,
May: Thursday 11th May 2017,
June: Thursday 8th of June 2017,
July: Thursday 13th of July 2017,
August: Thursday 10th of August 2017,
September: Thursday 14th of September 2017
October: Thursday 13th of October 2017
November: Thursday 9th of November 2017
December: Thursday 14th of December 2017
Where does “Brisbane Prays” meet?
Kangaroo Point Uniting Church, Main Church building. 40-48 Linton Rd, Kangaroo Point QLD
Location of where Brisbane Prays meets- note main carpark to Uniting Church is off Princess St
Who is organizing these “Brisbane Prays” Prayer meetings?
Please refer to the About page on this website for more details: http://www.brisbaneprays.com/about-page/
To Recap the Monthly Prayer Meetings for “Brisbane Prays”:
Venue: Uniting Church in Kangaroo Point (main church building)
Address: 40-48 Linton Rd, Kangaroo Point QLD, carpark entrance off Princess St. Easiest way to get to the church is to come along Ipswich Rd /Mains St and turn into Princess St at the lights where there is a MacDonalds and Kentucky Fried on each corner.
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month during 2017.
Time: 7-9 pm
Fellowship Time: 6:45-7 pm for those who are able to join us. (You’re welcome to bring your own food /sandwich, especially if you are coming straight from work.)
See you there! Lets hear Brisbane Pray!
You may also want to check out our other pages on this website:
- Queensland Prays from 2012 to 2016 was held at the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe as part of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting. in 2017 it was held in the Brisbane City Hall. From 2017 onwards the focus has changed to simultaneous regional/local events on the National Day of Prayer itself. Check out Brisbane Day of Prayer & Praise here.
- Bible Reading Marathon held after the main yearly event early in the year.
- For other prayer opportunities and prayer meetings please check out these pages; Brisbane and SEQ, Regional Queensland and online or at your place.
- Links to websites where you can find prayer points, plus find out where some training in prayer, intercession and worship is being held can be found here.